Training: Training design I
From Gender and Tech Resources
|Title of the tutorial||Training design I: Understanding participants|
|Kind of learning session||Train of trainers|
|Learning objectives||Understanding the cultural and societal context that different participants are coming from, to help participants design the most appropriate and effective training workshop schedule.|
|Prerequisites||Facilitators should have a solid understanding of training techniques, and ideally have facilitated training workshops before.|
|Methodology|| Distribute big sheets of paper to participants.
Ask them to draw a typical participant who might attend one of their trainings – if it helps, encourage them to remember past, real participants, and base this upon them.
Ask them to label the following areas of the body with the following topics:
On the ground: (ie. Getting context)
Once participants have drawn their 'typical participant', get them together in smaller groups of 3-4 people, and talk through the differences in their typical participants and how this might affect the structure and style of their workshop. (note: try to avoid 'content' for now).
After 15-20 minutes, bring the group back to plenary, and ask people to think through and discuss how they knew this information about participants, and how easy it is to get this understanding in time to help really design the workshop, when meeting a new group of workshop attendees.
Try and come up with a list of points of how to get this information, and how different data points about the attendees would inform various workshop style and strategy decisions.
|Number of facilitators involved||2|
|Theoretical and on line resources||None|